Participant Profile

Monika Požek

Slovenia
Dance

Choreographer, cultural manager and disability advocate Monika Požek is a founder of MeetShareDance Association, an inclusive dance and performing arts organization that works between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Madrid, Spain. The association aims to promote best accessibility practices in the field of inclusive arts and to foster an International Dance Network for individuals and groups working with dance and disability. Monika organizes the international inclusive dance Festival MeetShareDance since 2012. Produced annually in the European cities Madrid, Ljubljana, Dublin, Berlin, Helsinki, Porto, and Belfast, the festival has brought together more than 600 dancers and choreographers with and without disabilities. She is interested in digital innovation and dance and showing the possibilities of diverse bodies.  Monika’s work includes numerous choreographies presented in Slovenia and internationally. Believing in dance as a unique language accessible to everyone, Monika is keen to dedicate her residency to exploring communities of senior citizens, and people with terminal conditions. She also intends to further her research in the crossing points between the arts and theory in anatomy and medicine.

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